Waiver for Eczema and Allergies

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  1. mar03

    mar03 New Member

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    I have a dry skin problem that we assumed was eczema. Our family doctor was the one who suggested it and gave me a prescription that was never filled out. Other than that, I have undergone no testing and have never visited a dermatologist. I answered that I had eczema because that is what I thought it was and I didn't want to not mention it and create issues later. I am currently waiting on a waiver for this and my allergies. I am only allergic to walnuts and it is not life-threatening, just highly uncomfortable.
    I applied for an AFROTC scholarship, which I received. I was able to accept the scholarship offer on the HSSP site even though I had not passed the DoDMERB yet. I checked again and it still says I have the scholarship.
    My question is: How likely is it that I could pass a waiver and what should I do from here? I was reading some of the discussions and most people were having major issues passing the exams for it. Also, if I don't pass, what does that mean for my scholarship?
     
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    From what others have said, if you have never been officially diagnosed with eczema, then you dont claim you have eczema. You only claim what you have been officially diagnosed with. Anything else is just a guess
     
  3. mar03

    mar03 New Member

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    When I filled out the forms I answered that I had it but explained that I was never officially diagnosed or treated for it other than typical eczema creams. But I need to get a waiver for that and was confused on the process and what to do next.